Elie Mystal, legal commentator, author, to speak to Loyola

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Legal commentator, author Elie Mystal will speak at Loyola



JENNIFER: LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND WILL HOST ITS HUMANITIES IN ACTION LECTURE SERIES AGAIN. CALL ON STUDENTS, ARTISTS AND PUBLIC PERSONALITIES TO RESPOND TO THE IMPORTANT ISSUES OF OUR SOCIETY TODAY. JOIN US LIVE THIS MORNING WITH MORE IS LEGAL COMMENTATOR AND AUTHOR ALIE MYSTAL WHO WILL BE SPEAKING THIS WEEK. THANKS FOR JOIN US. >> THANK YOU FOR WELCOMING ME. JENNIFER: ARE YOU ALSO A TEACHER? >> NO. CHILDREN SCARED ME. I HAVE TWO AND THAT’S MORE THAN ENOUGH. JENNIFER: [LAUGHTER] INSTEAD OF TEACHING, YOU SPEND YOUR TIME WRITING AND YOU HAVE A BOOK. >> YES. I KIND TALK ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION FROM ONE PERSON’S POINT OF VIEW THE CONSTITUTION WAS DESIGNED TO IGNORE AND ENSLAVE AND KIND TO GO FROM THERE ON SOME OBVIOUS, TO ME TRAPS AND THE CONSTITUTION OBVIOUS PROBLEMS WITH THIS DOCUMENT AND HOW WE CAN THINK ABOUT IT BETTER. LOYOLA INVITED ME TO SPEAK SPECIFICALLY ON THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY, THE GENRE OF WHICH HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS LATELY AFTER THE SUPREME COURT’S DECISION IN DOBBS OVERHEADING ROE V. WADE. THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY COMES A LONG WAY. THIS IS NOT JUST WHERE WE GET OUR PROTECTIONS FOR A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE. THIS ALSO COMES TO OUR PROTECTIONS FOR CONTRACEPTION AND A NUMBER OF OTHER RIGHTS. PRIVACY AS IMPORTANT GIVEN THE TECHNOLOGICAL MOMENT WE ARE IN. JENNIFER: AND WHEN IS THIS EVENT TAKEN PLACE? >> 19. PRE-REGISTRATION AT LOYOLA. I THINK IT’S 6 AM. I BELIEVE THERE IS STILL SPACE AVAILABLE OR OTHERWISE I WON’T BE ON TV TALKING ABOUT IT. JENNIFER: IT’S TRUE. I DON’T KNOW, WE HAVE DONE IT BEFORE. >> THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT, IT WOULD BE RUDE. JENNIFER: I HOPE PEOPLE CAN STILL COME, BUT IT’S OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY. >> THE IDEA IS THAT FROM LOYOLA’S VIEWPOINT IS THAT YOU’VE READ PEOPLE ONLINE, SEEN THEM IN THE NEWSPAPERS, BUT THEY WANTED TO BRING PEOPLE WHO COULD TALK ABOUT HOW TO PUT ALL OF THIS KNOWLEDGE INTO DIRECT ACTION, ESPECIALLY BEFORE EXAMINATIONS. ONE OF THE REASONS I TALK ABOUT THE COURTS IS BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST UNDERCOVERED BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT. HE IS JUST AS POWERFUL AS WE SEE HIM IN OUR CURRENT POLITICS, JUST AS POWERFUL AS CONGRESS, THE PRESIDENT. THE PRESIDENT CAN’T ROT WITHOUT 15 JOURNALISTS SITTING THERE LIKE, JUST THE PRESIDENT – WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR RELATIONS IN UKRAINE? BUT THE SUPREME COURT, WHICH IS JUST AS POWERFUL AS THE OTHER REPORTERS OVER IT. CONSEQUENTLY NOT NEARLY THAT MANY VOTERS REALLY THINKING THROUGH THE SUPREME COURT HOW THEY WANT IT TO WORK BEFORE THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS. THAT’S A BIG PART OF THE DISCUSSION THIS WEEK. JENNIFER: AND YOU WILL BE SIGNING BOOKS RIGHT AFTER, IS THAT TRUE? >> YES, MY STRONG RIGHT HAND IS READY TO GO FOR IT. JENNIFER

Legal commentator, author Elie Mystal will speak at Loyola

Court commentator and author Elie Mystal will speak this week at Loyola University of Maryland’s Humanities in Action lecture series.

Court commentator and author Elie Mystal will speak this week at Loyola University of Maryland’s Humanities in Action lecture series.

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